It’s those dreaded three words: Back to School. You’re probably wondering, where has summer gone? We are lucky that the Twins are still in Pre-School so they don’t start up until after Labor Day. But they are already sooo excited for a new year, new class, and new adventures. As a child, don’t you just remember the thrill of finding out your teacher & classmates? The fun of back to school shopping and getting all your new supplies, especially the coveted fresh box of Crayola crayons?
This year, new backpacks and lunch boxes were a must on our list. Both Reese and Finn picked out their own, a direct reflection of their styles. They’ve already have tons of fun playing school with their new gear, including packing their own pretend lunches.
Here are 5 few tips for helping your little people get back into the swing of school:
1) Bedtime Routine: Slowly start putting your kids to bed on time (we are working on this now and not doing a great job ) During the summer months, bedtime seems to go out the window. Now that it gets dark out earlier it’s alittle easier to get back into your set bedtime routine.
2) Get acquainted: If possible, prior to the first day of school, schedule a meet and great with their new teacher(s), take them by their school, or plan a play date with new classmates. It will help ease their first day of school nerves, and yours!
3) Involve Them: Let them pick out their school supplies, a new back to school outfit and gear, label their belongings, (and don’t forget haircuts & doctor appts). Involving them will get them even more excited to start a new year!
4) Be Patient: Getting back into a routine and starting a new year is an adjustment for the whole family. Be cognizant that the first week or two will be an adjustment for everyone. There might be a few tears, but this too shall pass.
5) The Fun is not Done: Even though school is in session, the fun doesn’t have to end. Take advantage of the warm weather as long as you can by still getting outside after school and on weekends.